The hotel itself is elegant, serene and stylish. Importantly, they place great emphasis on a personal and friendly service. So much so that the Tabacon has a Guest services manager whose role is to ensure that all guests have a truly memorable stay by surprising them with little things such as flowers or chocolate strawberries in their room.
There are 114 rooms and 5 different types. All the rooms are delightfully furnished with rich hard woods and ivory linens; and have a balcony, LCD TV and DVD. The water is purified and fed directly from the hot springs. A real ‘Pura Vida’ experience! The Superior premium rooms are a good size, with king beds or two queens, a view of the volcano and a larger bathroom. The honeymoon suite is divine with a resplendent mahogany four poster bed, a glass walled bathroom with a huge Jacuzzi, and a large tropical garden.
The Grand Spa is nothing less than sumptuous. There is a seemingly endless series of pools, each fed by the hot springs, which make for a very private and romantic experience. Treatments are given in private open air bungalows and each has its own Jacuzzi. They have a unique treatment called the Temazcal which draws on Mexican tradition and uses the lava of Arenal to create a special sauna which relaxes you like no other.
There are two restaurants and two pool and Jacuzzi areas for relaxing.
Manor Cottage, Papermill Lane, South Moreton, Oxfordshire, OX11 9AH